An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.
Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails.
Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport.
Mississippi lawmakers will consider more than $275 million in incentives starting Thursday for a Hinds County tire plant and a Gulfport shipyard that could cumulatively invest more than $1.5 billion and create 3,500 jobs.
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Wednesday that he wants tighter state regulations for bail bond businesses and agents.
A tornado damaged homes and at least one church, and strong winds damaged buildings at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba on Tuesday.
Mississippi Power Co. says it will spend another $142 million on its overrun-plagued Kemper County power plant, pushing its total cost above $6.6 billion.
The NAACP is asking two more Mississippi counties to stop flying the state flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem, but the request is meeting resistance from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and some local residents who say it represents history.
Scattered severe storms capable of damaging winds and a few tornadoes are in the forecast for north and central Mississippi.
More than a few observers walked away from Gov. Phil Bryant's State of the State speech believing they'd heard the second-term Republican oppose plans for this year's Legislature to cut the $242-million-a-year corporate franchise tax.
With 75,000 Mississippians at risk of losing food stamp benefits on March 30 if they don't find work or training, social service providers fear an influx of hungry people in what's already the hungriest state in the nation.
Mississippi's attorney general said Wednesday that he will ask lawmakers to approve the firing squad, electrocution or nitrogen gas as alternate methods of execution in case the state is prevented from giving lethal injections.
A Tupelo man seeks to overturn his 2014 conviction that he sent poison-laced letters to President Obama and others.
Jack Reed Sr., a Tupelo businessman who spoke out against Mississippi's segregationist culture and was a longtime advocate for public schools before losing a race for governor in 1987, has died.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called for "blue-collar" tax cuts, public school choice and more spending on the state's troubled foster care system and crumbling highways during his annual State of the State address on Tuesday.
Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and two men who admitted to bribing him won't be sentenced until at least April under delays granted by a judge.
Vicksburg police officers will soon start using body cameras in the line of duty. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen accepted a policy and procedure on the use of body cameras during its meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Post reported.
Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is keeping most of his same leadership team in the Mississippi Senate, including chairmen of two powerful money committees.
Pearl River County officials said Monday they're still investigating a shootout over a $25 service charge that left gun shop owner Jason McLemore and his 17-year-old son Jacob dead.
In hearings over two disputed Mississippi legislative races, testimony showed the imperfections of elections. Choosing government officials is a human endeavor, so stumbles are inevitable. The question is: How many stumbles are acceptable before an election should be overturned?
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